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Farley Granger, 1925-2011

Obit from The Hollywood Reporter

Movie buffs will probably remember him from Alfred Hitchcock's Rope, or as the tennis pro who meets a psycho Robert Walker in Strangers on a Train. But Granger also did some other good work in the late 1940s and early 1950s, such as Nicholas Ray's They Live By Night, or the noir Side Street.

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RIP Farley. Strangers on a Train will make your memory live on-those who love Hitchcock and tennis shouldn't miss it. So many later later suspense films and parodies (Throw Momma From the Train) lifted ideas from Hitchcock.
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As a huge fan of Hitchcock and ,,Rope", I remember Farley.
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RIP
He was very good in Rope!
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Re: Farley Granger, 1925-2011

RIP to yet another one of hollywoods golden age legends

I recently enjoyed his performances in a film noir dvd double feature, 'They Live By Night' and 'Side Street' .


Here's a poignant Farley Quote...

"I have never felt the need to belong to any exclusive, self-defining or special group. I find it difficult to answer questions about 'gay life' in Hollywood when I was living and working there. There were, of course, gay cliques, but I had no close friends who belonged to any of them, and I had no desire to become involved with any of them ... I was never ashamed, and I never felt the need to explain or apologize for my relationships to anyone".


His 2007 memoir "Include Me Out: My Life from Goldwyn to Broadway" is a must read for film buffs! He collaborated on this book with his parnter of 47 years, Robert Calhoun
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That's too sad - I just watched Rope for the first time, and I really liked it.

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RIP Farley. Strangers on a Train will make your memory live on-those who love Hitchcock and tennis shouldn't miss it.
True, but the tennis in the movie isn't very good. The tennis match has a great shot, though, of the spectators stereotypically moving their heads back and forth, with the exception of Robert Walker, who's not moving his head at all, staring intently at Granger.
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